I'm a little out of it today - sore shoulder muscle. Seems that thing is always bothering me! Damn I hate getting old! lol
So here are my little hellions in all their glory. You can obviously tell the oldest from the youngest so no need for me to point that out. Aren't they cute? Man! I'm so biased! One of these days I'm sure they'll show some teeth. :)
So the first book of the week was also my first book of the month! It was An Offer From A Gentleman by Julia Quinn. Yes, still loving the Bridgerton's. This was truly a Cinderella story. When I first realized that was more or less the theme I was a litle leary as to how it would pan out but with Quinn's great writing it was very entertaining.
Next up was Prince Joe by Suzanne Brockmann. A great story about a SEAL who is a look alike for a prince. Joe steps in to take his place when his life is threatened. Joe falls hard for the media consultant, Veronica, and sparks fly. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
After that I read a novella for review on The Book Binge (if you haven't guessed I'm now a guest reviewer for them so I'm trying to read at least a book a week for their reviews). This book was called A Candlelight Ghost by Ellie Moonwater. I think you'll be be able to read the review sometime this week. I'll keep you posted.
The day it was released I ran out and got the Dead After Dark anthology. I read the novella by JR Ward first which was great but did leave me with some questions. Later in the week (Saturday - I'm kind of going out of order here) I read Sherrilyn Kenyon's Shadow of the Moon and Susan Squires Beyond The Night. Kenyon's novella was wonderful. The story of Fury Kattalakis and the Arcadian woman he's always been in love with but who betrayed him. Squires novella was a good as well. I haven't read her stuff but this may have been a short in a current series. I haven't read the 4th story by Dianna Love yet, but I will.
Next was Be With Me by Maya Banks. I hadn't read any of her work before but I will definitely be reading more of it now that I've read this one. This is the story of Regina who has been best friends with Cam, Hutch and Sawyer since her childhood. But there's more than friendship there and they all know it. Regina is avoiding the men but the guys have decided it's time for them all to be together. The guys also know that Regina will never choose between them so they've all decided that they are all going to be together. Not necessarily always in a group setting but together. The problem is getting Regina to go along with their plans. The whole story line is a tough one but one that I thought was incredibly well done. Oh, and the sex - woooey - get the bucket of water to cool off with when you're reading this one. Those 3 men are hot, hot, hot.
Next up was Romancing Mr Bridgerton by Julia Quinn. The story of Colin and Penelope was wonderful (although IMO Penelope was the greatest part of this book, by far). I'm telling you the scene in Penelope's drawing room when she's asks him to kiss her because she's never been kissed before is beautiful. It reminds me why I read romances. That wonderful feeling you get from just the simplest yet incredibly romantic moments. *sigh* So good.
Anyway, that was my week in reading. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.